Monday, May 9, 2011

Flirting with disaster...

I had a great weekend for the most part. As the days and years go by, I feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. My husband is absolutely second to none and he is the best thing about me. I really enjoyed the time I got to spend with my sister-in-law, Dani, and her family. :)

The graduation and party were nice and well, I'm kinda glad it's all over...
I'll post about the graduation later. I've got LOTS of pictures and lots of stuff to do today. I want to do this quick post first.

Do you remember the dress I wanted to "remodel"? I bought it when we lived in Colorado Springs about 10 years ago. It's pretty, but it's really long and well, kinda boring and out of style now... I figured I don't wear it much anymore, so if I mess it up it's no big deal.
I wanted something really feminine and twirly and kinda fancy and fun. I cut about 18 inches off the bottom and used some of that to make a ruffle on the "new" bottom. I really like this shirt I got for Kaia and I used it as a pattern to make ruffles/fringe across the front of my dress. I used the leftover fabric from the bottom and some purple toille fabric. Here, the ruffles are pinned in place. I basted them before I attached them, so they were a bit gathered and ruffly, it was really easy:
I found some gorgeous ribbon flower trim for the collar and bottom. I also took the lining out of the sleeves to make it lighter and more "springy".
I spent about $9 total!! Yeah!
I LOVE how the bottom turned out!
Close up of the collar:
The finished product!
I wore it with pearls and my brown heels. I think it turned out pretty good. This picture isn't the greatest... Zoe took it for me right before church, really, it was 8:56am. Thanks, Zoe, your Mom isn't the most photogenic.


  1. That is so cool! You have a talent. You are pretty and I love the new make-over dress. It rocks!!

  2. Wow. What an amazing transformation. You look beautiful in it. I'm jealous of your seamstress skills. :)

  3. Lacy I think it looks great. Especially on you, your so pretty!

  4. Awesome! It turned out great. Congrats on Zeke's deserve an honorary degree :o)

  5. You SOOO need to teach me to sew! I can do straight lines and no hems! I'm pathetic! I need help! someday... It turned out beautifully by the way. You are so dang talented!

  6. I love it! I wouldn't even know where to start on a project like that.

  7. Mom is to photogenic. You look great. Great job on the dress.

  8. You sound just like that girl that inspired you.

  9. Wow! What a great idea, and it looks fabulous!


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